A 9 year old boy suffers from autism. He cannot speak and is very withdrawn even with his family.
However, everything changes when the child is accompanied by the four-legged friend. Mahe keeps the boy safe and manages to calm him in times of tension.
The connection between them is so strong that the doctors allowed the dog to be with the boy at a James hospital in Wellington, New Zealand.
“We could not even go get coffee because James was very anxious and wanted to leave immediately. But when Mahe arrived, James sat with him and waited for us to finish our coffee, “recalls the boy’s mother.
The photos of both of them, lying in the hospital bed, have become viral and show that pets can play an essential role in the lives of these special children.